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Yes there is. Chapter 124 (pg 30) of Volume 4 of Narada Purana mentions various vratas performed on Full Moon days. One such is Kojagiri Purnima. Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped on this day. Lamps are lit and milk puddings are kept in the moonlight which are then offered as prasada to the deity. A wake should be held at night enlivened with dance and songs. ...


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Normally Surya changes it's position by 1 degree per day. As there are 30 degrees in a Rashi hence Surya changes it's Rashi in a month. Change in Surya Rashi also indicates change in Solar Month. In Amavasya: During the day of Amavasya Surya and Chandra are in same Rashi. Also there comes a time when they come in exactly same degree. For eg. In Baisakh ...


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All the Tithis have respective over ruling Deities. I am giving few such over-lordships here as found in the VarAha PurAna. Pratipada-Agni Dwiteeya-Aswini Kumaras Tritiya-Goddess Gowri Chaturthi-Lord Ganesha Panchami-Nagas Sashti-Karthikeya or Skanda '''''''''''''''''''''''''''' Purnima-Moon God Amavasya-Pitras. ...


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In general Lord Shiva loves Anna(rice) for Naivedya and also anna daanas(charity). This chapter of Linga Purana states: As for Naivedya, ‘Shuddhhaanna’ would satisfy Maha Deva; in fact, ‘Anna Daana’ is one significant charity to the needy that Shiva is always desirous of on any day, especially on Pouranamasi. If this anna abhishekam is done every ...


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The ancients have observed that everyday the Luminaries (includes both the ☽|Moon & ☼|Sun) dance throughout the BhūMaṇḍala (i.e., Zodiac taken as sky) as Rādhā & Kṛṣṇa (or alternately, Kṛṣṇa and the Gopīs). Now, every soli-lunar distance of 12° span marks 1 Tithi | 1 lunation. Amāvāsya: Moon's stay-period with the Sun When both luminaries occupies ...


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